Now a female driver has made history. After enduring sexist remarks and even slander over her first 49 starts, Danica Patrick finished first over the weekend.
Patrick won the Japan 300 over the weekend becoming the first female to win an Indy car event ever. The 26-year-oldÂ driver who was discovered by David Letterman has made waves since her debut on the circuit just years ago.
Filled with promise, she raced with the big boys on some of the world’s most famous tracks. By winning the Japan 300, she has now joined an elite group of racers who have reachedÂ the checkered flag first.
“Dreams really doÂ come true,” she said to reporters after her win. “You just have to be persistent enough. This was a long time coming. I can only say that I’m just glad it’s over.”
It’s great to see her pull past the Anna Kournikova’s of the world who win in their sport while posing in bikinis for Sports Illustrated.